New set photos from the production of Warner Bros.’ Batgirl are making their way around the internet, and they feature the first look at a character everyone has been waiting to see. The images appear to show Michael Keaton fully suited up as Batman, something fans haven’t seen in live-action in almost 30 full years. While it’s hard to make out any exact details on the suit’s design, the presence of the iconic yellow logo and the actor’s familiar posture would indicate the armor will at least maintain the spirit of its original appearance. Though, it seems unlikely the costume will be completely unchanged from 1992’s Batman Returns.
Keaton will reprise his role alongside up-and-comer Leslie Grace, who is set to don the cape and cowl as Batgirl in her first solo film. The project is being helmed by Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, with J.K. Simmons returning as Commissioner James Gordon and fan-favorite Doom Patrol star Brendan Fraser coming aboard as the villain Firefly. Taking place within the DC Extended Universe, the film will not be the only comic book movie featuring Keaton as Batman in the near future. Andy Muschietti‘s The Flash, which will use story elements from the well-known Flashpoint comic, is where the one-time Tim Burton muse will make his grand re-entrance as the Dark Knight.
The Flash will hit theaters on November 4, 2022, and while Batgirl does not currently have a release date, it has been announced the movie will drop straight to HBO Max before the end of 2022.